In this week's Lunchtime Talk, Theatre Maker Katie Day and Creative Technologist John Sear will be discussing their recent site-specific experience, A Moment of Madness, an immersive and playful theatre experience which sees audiences thrust into the heart of a political spy thriller, now a multi-modal experience (the audience can use a variety of methods/channels to interact with the experience).
A Moment of Madness was reformatted for online audiences in 2021. Now a multi-modal online experience, it uses a bespoke software system to blend pre-recorded and live performances to camera with interactive SMS messaging, puzzle breaking, secure documents and facilitated audience debate.
Katie and John will discuss the remote collaborative process of making, testing and presenting the work, the rewards and challenges of reformatting an already technology-driven project for online engagement and the value of live and interactive experiences in remote/online formats.
A Moment of Madness is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission. Th project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by the Unity Theatre Trust and Birmingham Open Media.